Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start term
Fall

Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

Careers

Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) program in Adult and Higher Education prepares you for careers in a variety of settings. You will develop skills to lead, manage and develop meaningful learning opportunities and provide training to individuals, teams and organizations.

Workforce and community education

You will be prepared for opportunities with government agencies, corporations, nonprofits and community organizations. 

Our graduates are employed as corporate trainers, training and development specialists, instructional coordinators or similar positions at a variety of organizations, including:

  • Nike
  • Intel
  • Head Start
  • American Red Cross
  • Mercy Corps
  • 4-H agencies

Postsecondary education

You will be equipped to advance your career in career and technical education and developmental education.

Our graduates work as developmental education instructors, human resource directors, program coordinators and instructional designers at various colleges and universities, including:

  • Lane Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Oregon Health Sciences University

Online learning industry

Through our instructional technology series and instructional strategies and design courses, you will develop knowledge and skills for careers in online training.

Our graduates work as instructional designers, online learning support specialists and technical trainers.

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. Potential career pathways could include becoming a Training and Development Specialist or an Instructional Designer/Coordinator.
The OSU Career Development Center is also a great resource.

This is not a teacher licensure program

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

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